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William-Adolphe Bouguereau on Beauty and Truth in Art

William-Adolphe Bouguereau ( November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter.

One has to seek Beauty and Truth, Sir! As I always say to my pupils, you have to work to the finish. There’s only one kind of painting. It is the painting that presents the eye with perfection, the kind of beautiful and impeccable enamel you find in Veronese and Titian.